Opinion

Toward Palestinian aid with purpose

The Biden administration’s decision to resume financial assistance to the Palestinians is a sound humanitarian move. It is important for America to reaffirm its...
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Manchin in the middle

Six months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that a United States senator serving in just his second term, from a state...

Letters | April 14, 2021

No magic data points Regarding “Synagogues hesitant to reopen despite vaccine rollout” (March 25): We appreciate your spotlight on synagogues and the work our colleagues have...

In 2021, a rabbi emerges from the cave

By Rabbi Charles Arian In Tractate Shabbat of the Babylonian Talmud, there appears the story of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and his son, Rabbi Elazar,...
Corals on the Tamar artificial coral reef

Why artificial reefs will benefit nature and peace

By Paul Driessen Special to WJW The husband-wife team of Ben Gurion University marine biologists Nadav Shashar and Jenny Tynyakov is on a mission. They’re spearheading...

What the Palestinian Authority elections don’t mean

By Solomon D. Stevens If they are not canceled again, elections will be held in the West Bank and Gaza for the first time in...

A grab bag of necessities

President Joe Biden’s transformational infrastructure proposal brings to mind the Talmudic idiom, “If you grab for too much, you’ll get nothing.” The $2 trillion...

Israel @ 73

It has been 73 years since the state of Israel made its historic declaration of independence to establish a homeland for the Jewish people....

Letters | April 7, 2021

Voter ID laws are suppressing the vote Although I sympathize with Mr. Orman’s take on proper voter identification (“Like getting carded at the liquor store,”...

Coming to a more complex understanding of heroism during the Holocaust

By Saul Golubcow Special to WJW Our yearly commemoration of Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah places heavy emphasis on the Shoah, the slaughter of the Six Million, and...